Wednesday, May 12, 2010

My Monet Gardening Programs for 2010

May 24: "Pollinators" by Jen Mohler, Master Gardener

Designing and planting a garden to attract bees and other pollinators to our gardens. Includes the importance of attracting our native pollinators.

June 28: "Planting Container Gardens" by Val Albright, Master Gardener

Pots are planted during the discussion of container gardening principals.

July 12: "Flower Pressing" by Kathy Bootie, Master Gardener

Learn to preserve beauty by pressing flowers for pictures, book marks, trays, etc.
August 9: "Herb Gardening" by Susan Smith, Master Gardener

Selecting, growing, making beverages, oils, salad dressing and decorative use.

September 13: "Gardening Thru the Seasons" by Bonnie Griffith, Master Gardener.

Learn what to plant and how to care for your garden in all four seasons.

October 11: "Designing with Native Plants" by Louise Brewer, Master Gardener

A diverse mix of native plants restores crucial habitat for wildlife including insects, birds, butterflies and a year long food supply for them.

Friday, February 5, 2010

2010 Spring Flower Shows

PA Garden Expo - Feb. 26, 27 & 28, 2010, Farm Show Complex; Harrisburg

Lancaster County Garden Show, April 15-18, 2010, Country Gardeners, New Holland Rec. Center

7th annual Southeast Pennsylvania Home and Garden Show, Presented by HBA of Berks County - March 12 to 14, 2010; Reading

Mid-Atlantic Garden Show - March 4 to 7, 2010; York

Longwood Gardens: Behind the scenes at the Philadelphia Flower Show - Tues, March 2, 2010, fee; Kennett Square

Philadelphia International Flower Show - Feb. 28 to March 7, 2010

New Jersey Flower and Garden Show - Feb. 18 to 22, 2010

Greater Rochester Flower and Garden Show: Garden Scape 2010 - March 11 to 14, 2010

Blooms 2010 at the Boston Flower and Garden Show - March 24 to 28, 2010

Washington Home and Garden Show 50th Anniversary - March 12 to 14, 2010

National Cherry Blossom Fesival - March 27 to April 11, 2010

American Horticultural Society - Nationwide Flower and Garden Shows

Get Your Garden Ready For Spring


Spring at last… almost! The official first day of spring is March 21, but in many parts of the country, it is beginning to feel like spring is already in the air.

For some reason, outdoor jobs that must be done in the spring become enjoyable activities while they’re simply chores at other times of the year. Perhaps it is the anticipation of a new season about to begin and visions of colorful, fragrant blooms that are soon to appear.

So let’s get outside and see what we can do.

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